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RIOT CASES: MoJ and Home Office analysis - Google Drive

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Guardian 'Reading the Riots' Research. Only 38% of rioters were black compared to 42% white

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Desmond's - 4oD

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Desmond's on 4 on Demand. Watch Desmond's online when you want on 4oD. Today is no ordinary day in the Ambrose household. A beautiful stranger, a 'male order man' and a handsome French teacher are all destined to enter their lives...
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Desmonds ran for 6 series in the late 80s and 90s. Would that happen now? 

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Empire Road - 1978, Norman Beaton, Michael Abbensetts, Joseph Marcell,Clip.

Empire Road - 1978 (The Street Party) Horace OVÉ, Menelik Shabazz Written by:Michael ABBENSETTS Theme music: Matumbi Actors: Joe Marcell - Walter Isaacs, Nor...
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Youngers - A to B and the Apology

Jay takes it upon himself (with a little help from Davina) to create a music video to make amends for Enigma. However, without Yemi, who is struggling to get...
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BFI Screenonline: Black Silk (1985)

BFI Screenonline: Black Silk (1985) | blackrep | Scoop.it
Drama about a black lawyer championing minority communities
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28 years ago, the BBC televised a drama about a black judge - a positive role model. Was there more pluralism back then? Have representations become homogenous?

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BFI Screenonline: Empire Road (1978-79)

BFI Screenonline: Empire Road (1978-79) | blackrep | Scoop.it
Drama series set within Birmingham's West Indian community
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Empire Road was the first serious attempt at a long-running drama on British television addressing Britain's growing multi-racial society. Where sitcoms such as The Fosters (ITV, 1976-77), Love Thy Neighbour (1972-76) and Mixed Blessings (1978-80) played it strictly for laughs, Empire Road sought, like soap operas such as Coronation Street (ITV, 1960-), accurately to depict reality with a combination of drama, comedy and tragedy.

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Babylon (1980) trailer

A dramatic story set in South London (New Cross!) in 1980 at the beginning of the Thatcher era, involving two competing reggae sound systems, racism, fanatic...
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Historic FILM representation of the black community.

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